Pepper Tree is part of a complex that also contains The Convent guest house and Circa 1876 Restaurant. It is owned by a company controlled by Dr John Davis, who owns 50% of Briar Ridge. It sources the majority of its Hunter Valley fruit from its Tallavera Grove vineyard at Mt View, but also has premium vineyards at Orange, Coonawarra and Wrattonbully.
“2011 Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year” The Pepper Tree winery was founded in 1991 and has been developed as one of the show pieces of Hunter Valley Wine Country. It is part of a quality food, wine and accommodation triumvirate comprising Peppers Convent Guesthouse, Circa 1876 and Pepper Tree Wines with its surrounding manicured gardens and vineyards. The popular boutique Cellar Door has been a regular winner in the tourism arena – complementing the Pepper Tree wine success on the show circuit. Pepper Tree produces premium varietal wines sourced from its own vineyards in the Hunter, Orange, Coonawarra and Wrattonbully regions. Pepper Tree currently produces more than forty thousand cases per year with distribution well beyond cellar door into specialty stores and fine restaurants throughout Australia and selected international markets.
Pepper Tree has also branched out into hand roasting coffee onsite with the new addition of Contango Espresso-Roasters to enhance the customer experience.
In recent times, Pepper Tree has also taken out in consecutive years, the Trophy for the ‘Best Individual Vineyard’ Cabernet of show at the Limestone Coast Wine Show in 2011 and 2012
This is also reinforced by the five star ratings Pepper Tree Wines has received from James Halliday in his Australian Wine Companion over the past years.